In Salisbury’s Newtown Historic District, pedestrians and drivers can rest a little easier when navigating through their streets. Devices designed to slow traffic are going to be permanently added to the neighborhood.
A landscaped median will be installed at the entrance of Route 13 and at Division and Mill Streets, while four-way
stop signs will replace a blinking light at Division and Isabella Streets. Curbs located between Mill Street and Route 13 on Isabella Street will be bumped out and landscaped to cause traffic in the area to slow down.
Speed-Related Driving Tips To Consider:
–Regardless of the posted speed limit, evaluate weather and traffic conditions when determining how fast or slow you should be driving. DO NOT, however, drive faster than the posted speed limit.
–In the event of an emergency, make sure that you are driving at a speed that will allow you to stop safely.
In 2001, According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
–Speeding was a contributing factor in 30% of traffic fatalities in the US.
–39% of the people who died in motorcycle accidents had been speeding.
–39% of drunk drivers involved in traffic fatalities had been speeding.
Injuries and damages caused by traffic accidents can sometimes be severe, life altering, or fatal. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you may want to seek legal representation and file a personal injury lawsuit.
More Safety Tips For Drivers:
1) Stop for pedestrian at crosswalks and intersections.
2) Don’t block crosswalks.
3) Slow down.
4) Obey the posted speed limit.
5) Obey traffic signs.
6) Never run a red light.
Traffic Calming Measures To Be Made Permanent, Delmarvanow.com, June 19, 2006
Car Accidents, Caraccidents.net
Montgomery County, MD, Safety Tips for Drivers
Related Web Resources:
Maryland Department Of Safety State Highway Administration